Merlin Entertainments has announced a new entertainment, dining and shopping complex named “I-Walk Orlando” is set to debut in early 2013. The project will bring a Madame Tussauds wax museum ad a 425-foot observation wheel – dubbed the Orlando Eye – to the Orlando International Drive corridor.
Merlin Entertainments is the same company that owns the landmark London Eye wheel in the UK and they will also be the company behind operations at the new Legoland Florida theme park.
I-Walk Orlando will be located about 1.5 miles north of the Orange County Convention Center, in the former Mercado retail center area, which was demolished in 2007.
A third attraction is also in discussion for the I-Walk Orlando entertainment complex.